NEW HAMBURG, Canada — Howie Meyer knew the joy of collecting. From cars and motorcycles to vintage toys, advertising and soda pop collectibles, his passions were reflected in every item he owned and loved, with a particular focus on Canadian market goods. His lifetime collection will be offered on Saturday, December 9 at Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. in a online-only sale now available for bidding at LiveAuctioneers.

The 383-lot auction features toys, militaria, petroliana, soda advertising, motorcycles, cars and automobilia. “If one word encompasses the late Howie Meyer and his collection, that word would be ‘fun’,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “This great sale was a lifetime in the making.”

A perfect example of Meyer’s collection was his beloved 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 convertible, built at the Oshawa plant and sold new in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada by R.E. Sculthorpe Ltd. (GM Canada Vintage Vehicles documented). One of only 108 produced for sale in Canada, it carries an estimate of CA$80,000-CA$90,000 ($58,585-$65,900).

Meyer’s 1939 Indian ‘4’ Model 439 motorcycle is another of the sale’s top-estimated lots. Built between 1928 and 1942, the Indian features a 4-cylinder motor and is in untested condition (the engine does turn over). It is estimated at CA$70,000-CA$75,000 ($51,260-$54,920).

Perfect for any game room is this 1967 Williams Beat Time pinball machine featuring unlicensed cartoon caricatures of the Beatles taken from the animated television series. The machine lights, but will require some refurbishment. It is estimated at CA$2,000-CA$2,500 ($1,460-$1,830).

Canadian-market private-label toys always find favor with collectors. This Canadian Oil White Rose tanker truck was marketed in the 1950s by Otaco under the Minnitoys brand. It is estimated at CA$1,200-CA$1,500 ($870-$1,090).